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Uzbekistan Travel Guide

One of the Asian countries considered mysterious is the country of Uzbekistan. It is situated between the great rivers of Syrdarya and Amudarya. Uzbekistan is located in the heart of Central Asia made up of varied landscapes such as plains and stunning mountains. The neighboring countries of Uzbekistan are Turkmenistan and Afghanistan located on the south, Kazakhstan on the west as well as the north, while Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan are the neighboring countries of Uzbekistan on the east.

Uzbekistan is an ideal tourist destination for those who want to escape the European winter and even those who are used to the tropical weather. However, Uzbekistan has a varied climate. In the southern area of the country, it is generally warm. On the other hand, the northern part of Uzbekistan may experience the cold season. The coldest month for both areas of Uzbekistan is during december. The summer can be extremely hot but that does not stop travellers from visiting Uzbekistan. The peak season for the tourism industry in Uzbekistan is during their autumn and their spring.

For those who want to experience the excitement of rock climbing, hiking and mountaineering, Uzbekistan caters ecotourism for these thrill-seekers. The country is proud of their Chimgan Highlands located at the Greater Chimgan Peak. It has an altitude of more than 1,600 meters and for several years, the Chimgan Highlands have been a host for many outdoor activities such as hang gliding, mountain skiing, rock climbing, hiking and even horse back riding.

There are also a lot of historical and archaeological sites here in Uzbekistan. In the modern city of Samarkand alone, it already has four tourist spots that a traveller should not miss when visiting this country. The Registan Ensemble, located at the heart of the ancient Samarkand, is made up of three madrasah. You can see here intricate and unique patterns made from different eras. The city also has the Bibi-Khanym Mosque. It is a huge cathedral mosque in Samarkand that never fails to amaze the travellers because of its size and magnificence.

Another part of Uzbekistan that is filled with tourist attractions is the Bukhara. This is the oldest city not only in Uzbekistan but in the whole Central Asia as well. There were at least four places in Bukhara that tickles the interest of tourists and travelers. There's no doubt that the Poi Kalyan or the Foot of the Great is one great architectural complex here in Uzbekistan. Don't forget to visit the oldest monument in the city called the Ark Citadel and the Grand Mosques. The Samanid Mausoleum, which has a replica in China's Windows of the World, is also located here in the city of Bukhara. Lastly, the largest pond in Bukhara is situated near the city's ensemble called the Lyabi Khauz.

Uzbekistan is not only abundant in towering sites but different wildlife species as well. There are many reserves which is a habitat for several kinds of rare animals. The two most popular reserves are the Kyzyl Kum.